Media Releases

  • QANTAS GROUP STANDS DOWN 2,500 CREW IN RESPONSE TO ONGOING DOMESTIC BORDER CLOSURES

    Around 2,500 frontline Qantas and Jetstar employees will be stood down for an estimated two months in response to ongoing COVID outbreaks. The stand down is a temporary measure to deal with a significant drop in flying caused by COVID restrictions in Greater Sydney in particular and the knock-on border closures in all other states […]

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  • STATEMENT ON GROUND HANDLING FEDERAL COURT CASE

    Qantas intends to appeal the Federal Court’s judgement that it contravened the Fair Work Act in outsourcing the remainder of its ground handling function. While the Court accepted that Qantas made the decision to outsource in response to the unprecedented impact of the COVID crisis, it found the TWU’s claim that preventing future industrial action […]

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  • QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER GEARS UP FOR POINTS BIDDING FRENZY

    GOING ONCE…GOING TWICE…SOLD! Qantas Frequent Flyer is set to launch an online auction house, offering members exclusive items to bid on using Qantas Points. The new initiative – Points Auction– is an airline-first and will launch with five unique experiences going under the hammer over five days. The points auction will start on Monday 2 […]

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  • DIGITAL HEALTH PASS WILL BE THE TICKET TO FLY FOR QANTAS AND JETSTAR FLIGHTS

    The Qantas Group has today confirmed it will work with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to rollout a digital health pass when regular Qantas and Jetstar international flights resume. The decision to proceed with IATA follows trials of several digital solutions on Qantas’ international repatriation flights in recent months. The IATA Travel Pass offers […]

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  • WING IT TO THE WHITSUNDAYS – QANTAS ANNOUNCES ANOTHER NEW QUEENSLAND ROUTE

    Queenslanders will have more travel options to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years. From 17 September 2021, QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return flights between Proserpine and Brisbane with its 74-seat Q400 turboprop aircraft, adding more than […]

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